Dressing Downton At The Lightener Museum

Dressing Downton at The Lightener Museum

The splendor of Downton Abbey will grace the Ballroom at the Lightner Museum during the “Dressing Downton Exhibition,” which will be on display in the museum from October 4, 2017, to January 7, 2018. This special exhibit features nearly 40 costumes worn by characters of the Masterpiece Classic series, Downton Abbey. Fans and enthusiast of the series, and even those who have never watched it, will enjoy viewing the Edwardian fashions on display in the grand ballroom of the Lightner Museum. The costumes to be displayed are representative of clothing styles from the early twentieth century, and the display will include styles of dress that may have been by the aristocracy and their domestic staff members during that time period. In addition to the costumes, a number of previously unseen artifacts from the Lightner Museum collections will be featured in this exhibition.

The Lightner Museum is a fitting and picturesque venue for this exhibit, as the museum is located in one of Henry Flagler’s golden-era hotels. Originally called the Alcazar Hotel, which opened in the late nineteenth century, the historic structure is now home to a museum, government offices, and a café. The Café Alcazar will be offering High Tea at Café Alcazar throughout the duration of the Dressing Downton exhibit. The teas will include sweet and savory items similar to what was served at high tea in the Gilded Age and will take place at 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and at 2:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $55. Call (904) 825-9948. Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast thrived during the Downton Abbey period and is the perfect place to stay for the exhibition.  We have 13 beautiful unique rooms. Click HERE for live rates and pricing.

Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast thrived during the Downton Abbey period and is the perfect place to stay for the exhibition. Carriage Way Bed & Breakfast i just a short 3 minute walk from the amphitheatre.  We have 13 beautiful unique rooms. Click HERE for live rates and pricing.